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Greg Olsen | Tight End | #88

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (31) / CHI
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Greg Olsen played 59-of-64 (92 percent) snaps Week 14 against the Vikings.
Olsen briefly left after getting his surgically-repaired foot rolled up, but he only ended up missing a few snaps. The snap share is good to see, but Olsen was only targeted once in the win and did not come down with the pass. Coach Ron Rivera said after the game Olsen's "role will expand," but it will be tough to trust him as a starting option in the fantasy semifinals. Dec 11 - 9:11 AM

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Greg Olsen was held without a catch on one target in the Panthers' Week 14 win over the Vikings.

Cam Newton attempted just 25 passes, completing 13, so there wasn't all that much to go around. Olsen still didn't look right in his return from a foot issue. He had to leave in the first half and missed one drive while he was limping and getting his foot re-taped on the sideline. Olsen is impossible to trust as a fantasy playoffs starter next week against the Packers at home.
Dec 10 - 4:47 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) is active for Week 14 against the Vikings.

He was listed questionable but was never in danger of sitting. Olsen has a tough matchup but is on the back end of the TE1 map. Inactive for Carolina are QB Garrett Gilbert, CB Ladarius Gunter, FB Alex Armah, LB Shaq Thompson, OL Amini Silatolu, C Tyler Larsen, and DE Zach Moore.
Dec 10 - 11:43 AM

Greg Olsen (questionable, foot) is expected to play Week 14 against the Vikings.

Ryan Kalil (neck) is also expected to play. Olsen is good to go after sitting out last week's game as a precautionary measure. The possibility of an in-game setback makes Olsen a risky fantasy bet, though with tight end looking extremely thin this week, he's worth a shot in most formats.
Dec 10 - 7:58 AM

Greg Olsen (foot) is questionable for Week 14 against the Vikings.

Olsen sat out last week's game as a precaution but was a full go at practice this week and should be all set for Sunday. It's not an ideal matchup and there is the risk of Olsen suffering another in-game setback, but at a thin fantasy position, he should be starting in most formats.
Dec 8 - 1:05 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) is practicing on Thursday.

Olsen got in a full practice on Wednesday and will play against the Vikings barring a setback. Still, he is a risky fantasy option in a tough matchup.
Source: ESPN
Dec 7 - 11:36 AM

Greg Olsen (foot) is practicing in full for Week 14 against the Vikings.

Olsen aggravated his surgically-repaired foot Week 12 against the Jets and sat out Week 13 against the Saints. He's back and expected to play against the Vikings, though it's an ultra-tough matchup from a fantasy standpoint. In a bit of good news, coach Ron Rivera said Olsen won't be limited Sunday.
Dec 6 - 2:19 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) was held out of Week 13 against the Saints because of concerns about playing on an artificial surface.

The surface at MetLife Stadium apparently contributed to Olsen's setback the week before, and the Panthers did not want to risk it, especially with a three-game homestand up next. "Three homes games, back on grass, another week to get healthier and stuff," Olsen said, "We just felt it was in our best interests long term for the rest of this season." He will need to remain setback free in practice, but it sounds like Olsen will be back this week.
Dec 4 - 10:54 AM

Panthers declared TE Greg Olsen (foot) inactive for Week 13 against the Saints.

The Panthers' official website tweeted that the team is "being careful." There's a strong chance Olsen is back for Week 14. Also inactive for the Panthers are QB Garrett Gilbert, CB LaDarius Gunter, OT Amini Silatolu, LB Andrew Gachkar, C Ryan Kalil and DE Zach Moore.
Dec 3 - 2:56 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Greg Olsen (foot) is not expected to play in Week 13 against the Saints.

RapSheet insists the Panthers are just being "cautious," but this is a critical division game the team would certainly rather play with Olsen than without. Additionally, Olsen was known to have gone for a second opinion on his foot, an indication it is a real problem. Olsen is going to be a dicey fantasy investment for the rest of the year. Ed Dickson will start on Sunday.
Dec 3 - 1:36 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is "optimistic" Greg Olsen (questionable, foot) will play in Week 13 against the Saints.

Olsen didn't practice all week, but got in some work on the side. He's dealing with a setback suffered in his first game back. Olsen looks on the wrong side of questionable despite Rivera's comments and could come down to a game-time decision. Ed Dickson would have an every-down role if Olsen is held out.
Dec 1 - 6:31 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) is questionable for Week 13 against the Saints.

Olsen got in some side work Friday but didn't practice this week. He looks unlikely to play after a setback in his Week 12 return. Ed Dickson has a streamable matchup if Olsen sits.
Dec 1 - 4:01 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) returned to practice on Friday.

This puts Olsen on track to play Sunday against the Saints. Olsen didn't do any further damage to his foot in his return last week, so this will be an issue of pain tolerance. Clearly playing at less than 100 percent, Olsen will be a risky fantasy bet in Week 13.
Dec 1 - 11:05 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Greg Olsen (foot) could play without practicing.

Olsen remained sidelined at Thursday's practice after aggravating his foot injury in Week 12, though Rivera called his absence "precautionary." It sounds like Olsen could be a game-time call Sunday at New Orleans. Ed Dickson would handle tight end duties if Olsen is ruled out.
Nov 30 - 2:55 PM

Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice Thursday.

Olsen reportedly did not suffer any additional damage to his foot in his first game back, but he has now missed the first two practices of the week, suggesting he suffered a setback of some kind. It is doubtful Olsen is ready to play against the Saints on Sunday.
Nov 30 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Alexander Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Kaelin Clay
WR21Russell Shepard
2Brenton Bersin
3Damiere Byrd
WR31Kaelin Clay
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Chris Manhertz
LT1Matt Kalil
2John Theus
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Greg Van Roten
RT1Daryl Williams
2Taylor Moton
K1Graham Gano